Press Esc to close
Friday 23 June 2017
News updated at 3:04 PM IST

Yeddy says his next target is to storm assembly polls

Bangalore, Mar 12, 2013 (PTI) 14:48 IST
File Photo
After playing spoilsport to the ruling BJP in the recently concluded polls to Urban Local Bodies in Karnataka, KJP President B S Yeddyurappa today set his eyes on storming the Assembly in upcoming elections.

"My first target was to finish the BJP in ULB elections because they had ditched me. People have taught them a lesson. My next target is to storm assembly in the upcoming polls," he told reporters here.

Yeddyurappa said the central BJP leaders should realise the importance of his contribution to the growth of their party in the state.

"Without me, the BJP has cut a sorry figure as it lost in almost all districts, particularly strongholds like Udupi and Puutur in ULB elections," the former Karnataka Chief Minister said.

Yeddyurappa said the Karnataka Janata Paksha has performed satisfactorily in the ULB polls, though losing some of his stronghold districts like Shimoga.

"We are a nascent party and were concentrating on assembly elections, but never expected early ULB polls. So we had inadequate time to prepare. But winning about 300 wards in three months is not a mean achievement," he added.

Yeddyurappa said KJP would not ally with any other party before or after assembly polls. "We are going to contest 224 constituencies. I am confident we will get absolute majority," he said.

Yeddyurappa denied indirectly supporting Congress in ULB polls and said he was worried about KJP. "The Congress, however, have benefited from the ULB elections, whereas JDS lost more than 600 wards compared to the previous ULB polls held in 2007," he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Telugu actor Allu Arjun speaks during promotion of the film'DJ' in Bengaluru on Thursday...

Telugu actor Allu Arjun speaks during promotion of the film'DJ' in Bengaluru on Thursday...

A woman gingerly makes her way through a flooded road in Guwahati after heavy rains...

A woman gingerly makes her way through a flooded road in Guwahati after heavy rains...

A man jumps into Lake Walensee, with the Churfristen mountain range in the background...

A man jumps into Lake Walensee, with the Churfristen mountain range in the background...

A man sketches a portrait of Hindi Lord Shiva to earn money alongside a road in Kolkata...

A man sketches a portrait of Hindi Lord Shiva to earn money alongside a road in Kolkata...

A rhino with its calf at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam...

A rhino with its calf at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam...

An Icelandic horse shakes off flies in its paddock in Anspach near Frankfurt...

An Icelandic horse shakes off flies in its paddock in Anspach near Frankfurt...

The Namma Metro Train work is going on at R V Engeeniring College,Mysuru Road in Bengaluru...

The Namma Metro Train work is going on at R V Engeeniring College,Mysuru Road in Bengaluru...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia...

A helicopter drops water as U.S. Forest Service firefighters and several other departments battle...

A helicopter drops water as U.S. Forest Service firefighters and several other departments battle...

A tiger licks a block of ice containing chicken parts offered by zoo keepers during the summer...

A tiger licks a block of ice containing chicken parts offered by zoo keepers during the summer...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.